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Wednesday, 14 January 2015

...and this week I have been mostly sewing....

I LOVE fabric. I used to make my own curtains and bedcovers just so I could hold pretty cotton samples all day....
Haven't made any for years as it is extremely time consuming hand sewing double duvet+ size patchwork (even in 8 inch squares lol), but I have been intrigued by "Jelly Rolls"...
Kept reading this label as "Friends of Tolkein"...and the colours on the label were so similar to the first quit I ever made that I bought it( Craft Den)...
 even though from above it didn't look so yummy.
 But when I stared unwrapping the strips I coudn't believe how many there were...
 and the selection of patterns and colours hidden within was amazing!!!
 Jumped straight in (as usual) and had a centre squarish in minutes...
I was being cocky and hadn't pinned any of the pieces so it is a bit wonky(but I loves wonky).
 That was Monday...this morning it was this big...
 Pretty random, but all the fabrics work together deliciously.
Now it was bigger than the length of the strips, so I cut some of the strips into 2 and a half inch squares and made them into longer strips...
and used these strips of squares to border the whole piece.
 Now I have a panel 54(ish) inches x 49(ish)inches...
 I now need to buy some wadding and backing fabric as I am making it into a quilted throw for my bed.
 (another yummy close up)
 and a small but stunning pile of off-cuts :D
I was going to use this awesome "woodland" fabric to cut long strips to border the panel, but I don't think I can cut it lol
Hmmmmm....I bought a second jelly roll....maybe I should use the woodland fabric as a centre panel and patch round it????
Enjoy :D XXX
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18 comments:

  1. Wow! How fab....the woodland fabric would look great as the centre piece ;)
    xoxo Sioux

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  2. I love jelly rolls, that looks a beautiful one you got Gina and the quilt has grown rapidly. You could do a crazy quilt with the woodland fabric in the center. I love the colours you are using. Jx

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  3. It's amazing. The colors are magical. Great job!! xo

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  4. That's a fantastic quilt, love it. I've never created a quilt.
    By the way: my journal doesn't include the pages with the tags. This is the journal for Journal52 (2014) project.
    The journal with the tags still has many empty pages.

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  5. Wonderous You! Lovely needle work! What was going through your mind is what I need To Know! Thank you for sharing the latest fantastic project! I live through you! xoDebi

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    1. What was going through my mind? Warm summer evenings with my sexy hubby...an a patchwork quilt in the woods...:D

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  6. One day, I will learn how to sew... I will... and I will stitch wonderful things together, too. *runs away sobbing*

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    1. P.S. Yay! on removing the adult filter bit!

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    2. I didn't remove it...it still shows even when I sign in lol

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  7. I loved and still love sewing too. Just like you I made many of our curtains, bedcovers etc. in the past. Now it is mainly crafty stuff but I have never tried one of those Jelly rolls maybe I should it looks real fun the way you have talked about it here! ManonXx

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    1. It is...and I loved the surprise of not being able to see the patterns before hand :D

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  8. How strange, earlier this week I bought a jelly roll. Haven't started it yet as just finished a Joker coat for my daughter and wanted a week off sewing. Hope mine looks as amazing as yours. Great minds think alike. Hate working Fridays miss my friend. Hugs :-) xx

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  9. Fabulous work Gina, love the colours and patterns. reminds me of when I sewed the children's quilts when they were little, now I only use the sewing machine on my craft projects. xx

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  10. Oh Gina, It's all so beautiful. You are a wiz with an needle and thread. Awesome.
    Wonderful work, thanks for sharing.

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  11. Gorgeous work. I haven't patchworked in such a long time. My mother is constantly creating quilts and spreads for the family. She puts me to shame! :)

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  12. Wow. You are so talented. I try sewing form time to time, but it does not go well at all. I love the colors and patterns you used.

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